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Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast

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Why Not Change the World? brings leading experts from different disciplines together on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to discuss the global and interconnected challenges facing humanity.

Why Not Change the World? brings leading experts from different disciplines together on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to discuss the global and interconnected challenges facing humanity.

Location:

United States

Description:

Why Not Change the World? brings leading experts from different disciplines together on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to discuss the global and interconnected challenges facing humanity.

Twitter:

@rpi

Language:

English


Episodes

S4 E8: Going to Mars

4/27/2021
Leading experts discuss the science and engineering involved in the exploration of the red planet as they celebrate the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landing.

Duration:00:24:22

S4 E7: Impactful Innovators

4/20/2021
Accomplished Rensselaer alumni share important insights on entrepreneurship.

Duration:00:20:41

S4 E6: The Significance Of Structures

4/13/2021
Researchers explain how the structure of something can make all the difference, whether that thing is a laboratory or a tumor.

Duration:00:23:53

S4 E5: Stranger Than Science Fiction

4/6/2021
Research projects that sound like the stuff of science fiction turn out to be as real as they are fascinating.

Duration:00:24:15

S4 E4: Getting Your Message Across

3/30/2021
A marketing expert and a behavioral economist discuss strategies for improving the communication and processing of information.

Duration:00:20:53

S4 E3: Shining Light on the Pandemic

3/23/2021
Two experts shine new light, both literally and metaphorically, on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:19:20

S4 E2: New Perspectives on Old Problems

3/16/2021
Researchers offer up new ways of looking at things that have been around for a long time and explain how they could be improved.

Duration:00:23:53

S4 E1: Stopping SARS-CoV-2

3/9/2021
Two engineers share insights into promising projects aimed at stopping SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from spreading and infecting humans.

Duration:00:25:59

S3 E8: Working Remotely

11/25/2020
A telecommuting expert and a musician discuss the challenges and opportunities of working remotely.

Duration:00:22:13

S3 E7: Modeling COVID-19

11/18/2020
Two scientists discuss their unique approaches to modeling the spread of COVID-19 and how their work is informing leaders in education, government, and other industries.

Duration:00:23:07

S3 E6: Conflicts Reconsidered

11/11/2020
A game designer and an architect provide new perspectives on old conflicts, both large and small.

Duration:00:21:20

S3 E5: Discoveries in Space

11/3/2020
Researchers provide new insights on experiments being conducted in space and recent revelations about our galaxy.

Duration:00:22:49

S3 E4: Analyzing the Brain

10/27/2020
A neuroscientist and an engineer offer insights into the workings of the human brain — and how they might be improved.

Duration:00:23:02

S3 E3: Addressing Climate Change

10/20/2020
Three experts share unique perspectives on the effects of climate change and how humans might respond.

Duration:00:22:11

S3 E2: Students Changing the World

10/13/2020
Two undergraduate students getting national attention for their world-changing work share perspectives on science, architecture, and entrepreneurship.

Duration:00:23:34

S3 E1: Making Stronger Masks

10/6/2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, two researchers explain their urgent effort to equip N95 respirator masks with antiviral properties.

Duration:00:21:47

S2 E8: Increasing Inclusion On Campus

6/4/2020
Strategies for increasing diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education are considered by two leaders implementing them at Rensselaer.

Duration:00:29:55

S2 E7: Engineering The Anthropocene

5/27/2020
An anthropologist and an engineer outline their interdisciplinary effort to increase awareness about how humans impact the planet.

Duration:00:28:58

S2 E6: The Future Of Materials & Supply Chains

5/20/2020
An architect and a systems engineer explore how new approaches to building materials and supply chains will shape the future.

Duration:00:28:35

S2 E5: Social Media & Artificial Intelligence

5/12/2020
Researchers within the Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration talk about their work in the world of social media.

Duration:00:29:08